The head of a sports ministry says there are Christian role models among the World Series-winning Kansas City Royals.
Les Steckel, who heads the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, says he personally knows Royals general manager Dayton Moore and manager Ned Yos (right).
"And as I've said to Dayton and I've said to Ned (that) I really believe God has honored their witness," says Steckel. "You can see it vividly over the television screen. You can hear it when they are being interviewed."
The Royals clinched the championship with an extra-innings victory Sunday Night. It was the first win for the club in 30 years after the Royals lost to the San Francisco Giants last year.
Yet another Christian witness for the Royals is second baseman Ben Zobrist, who is vocal about his faith.
"God is so patient. That's what I've learned throughout this game," Zobrist has said. "His love is steadfast. He's faithful and patient and merciful."
Speaking about both his faith and his baseball career, Zobrist said he's undeserving to be a Christ follower and to play professional baseball.